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Otago
Ship: 993 tons
Captain: Stuart
Surgeon Superintendent:

Sailed Glasgow 15th July 1873 - arrived Otago 11th October 1873

The Otago and James Nicol Fleming, two sister ships, were built in 1869 by Duncan, of Glasgow, for patrick Henderson, to carry immigrants for the New Zealand Government to Dunedin. When Henderson amalgamated with the Shaw, Savill Company the Otago sailed under that firm's house flag, and she was painted with ports along the side, a style adopted in all Shaw Savill Company boats. The Otago was a vessel of 993 tons, fitted up especially for the comfort of passengers. Like the James Nicol Fleming, she made consistent runs out and home, and most of the passages were below the average. The Otago in 1887 came out rigged as a barque in Command of Captain Norman. Subsequently the ship was sold to a Portuguese firm and renamed Ermilla. She was torpedoed and sunk during the late war.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age Occupation
Families & Children
Adam Hugh 21 Mechanic
Sarah 21
Ball John 29 Labourer
Margaret 29
Helen 4
Campbell John 29 Shipwright
Ann 28
John 2
Janet 3 months
Colvin James 25 Quarrier
Elizabeth 26
Dryden John 32 Power Loom Turner
Mary 31
Mary 9
Helen 7
Janet 2
George 1 Died on voyage
Fletcher John 28 Labourer
Isabella 28
Mary 6
Peter 4
Ann 1
Hally Catherine Mrs 41 Laundress
George 14
Christina 12
Annabella 10
Hutchisan Thomas 28 Labourer
Eliza 26
Irvine James 37 Tailor
Ann 40
James 11
Alexander 9
Johnston Edward 27 Ploughman
Agnes 25
Margaret 6
Mary 2
Dempster 1mth
Kean Robert 32 Carpenter
Christina 25
Ann 1
Kiddle William 26 Labourer
Janet 29
William 2
Janet 7 months
Lister James H. 29 Carpenter
Margaret 34
John 9
William 5
Ann 2
McBride George 23 Tinsmith
Jane 19
Thomas 1
McDonald James 36 Carpenter
Jane 37
Mary 3
Robert 1
Benjamin 7 months
McDougull William 36 Mechanic
Margaret 34
Allan 15 Joiner
Sarah 12
Margaret 9
William 7
Joseph 4
Ann 9 months
McMillan James 26 Shoemaker
Margaret 28
Margaret 6
Alexander 2
William 1 mth
Oliver Mrs Isabella 28 Power Loom Weaver
Mary 5
Jessie 3
John 1
Jemima Inf Died on voyage
Sproule Charles 22 Farm Labourer
Ellen 25
Thomason Henry 25 Mason
Eliza 26
Walker William H. 28 Furnace Heater
Maria 21
Alexander 4 months
Wilson Alexander 30 Ploughman and Shepherd
Margaret 24
Single Men
Aitchison George 37 Coachman
Anderson David 23 Farm Labourer
Bain Ceredick 28 Farm Labourer
Baxter John 44 Ploughman
Brady James 21 Blacksmith
Clark William 23 Farm Labourer
Cumming William 17 Shepherd
Donaldson James 22 Shepherd
Gardener James 21 Miner
Mathie Thomas 21 Ploughman
McGibbon Peter 29 Labourer
McIntosh Alexander 8
McLeod John 39 Ploughman
McLeod Mudock 25 Carpenter
McMullen Joseph 18 Farm Labourer
McPherson James 26 Farm Labourer
Mulholland William 20 Farm Labourer
Smillie William 27 Labourer
Smith James 21 Joiner
Thomson Magnus 18 Joiner
Thomson James 19
Single Women
Anderson Jane 19 Domestic Servant
Baxter Catherine 16 Housemaid
Clark Elizabeth 19 Dressmaker
Donnelly Rose 20 Domestic Servant
Garrow Helen 30 Domestic Servant
Gilmour Ann 35 General Servant
Margaret 15 Nursemaid
Henderson Ellen 26 General Servant
McColl Isabella 23 Domestic Servant
McKay Anne 20 Domestic Servant
McLeod Jessie 27 Domestic Servant
Mitchell Ann 20 Domestic Servant
Munro Mary 21 Housemaid
Neilson Anne 24 Domestic Servant
Nicolson Agnes 33 Domestic Servant
Palmer Annie 19 Nurse
Robertson Jane 23 Kitchenmaid
Shewan Catherine 18 Domestic Servant
Smart Jane 17 Domestic Servant
Christina 16 Domestic Servant
Taylor Maria 14
Colonial Nominated Single Women
Buchanan Elizabeth 32
John K. 10
David 7
Duncan 5
Cowie Jessie 22 Genral Servant
Grant Arthur 27 Tailor
Margaret 28
Hagin Mary 41 Domestic Servant
Leslie Annabella 16 Dressmaker
McLennan Jane 20 General Servant
McNalty Samuel 33 Surfaceman
McNalty Elizabeth 31 Domestic Servant
Patton Agnes 25 Bleacher
Simpson Alexander 45 Labourer
Catherine 34
Mary 15
Margaret 13
George 11
June 10
William 3

                      

MCMILLAN family:
The McMillan's were from Campsie in Scotland. They arrived in New Zealand on board this sailing of the Otago and  originally settled in Oamaru. They then moved to Palmerston North where one of their daughters, Isabella Forrester Mcmillan (my Grandmother) met and married my Grandfather Carl Julius Just. The McMillans then moved to Mata, just south of Whangarei, to take up farming. Carl and Isabella moved to Warkworth to work at the Cement Works and then on to Whangarei when the works shifted to Portland. If you have a connection with this family or would like to learn more please contact Barber Family

                      

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